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CombineValues ( list1 ; list2 )

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Jonathan Stark, Jonathan Stark Consulting

Combines two lists of values, sort of like php's array_combine function

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CombineValues can be used to mimic the behavior of creating an associate array in php. List1 becomes the "Keys" and List2 becomes the "Vals".

I wrote it to be used in conjunction with a Let statement, wrapped in an Evaluate statement to parse incoming script parameters into local script variables.

With minor mods, you can alter the delimiters and output format to suit your taste - I left it really generic.


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Simple, elegant, just the thing I'd have come up with after seven or eight rewrites and a couple of late nights. (We may have similar coding esthetics.)

And embarrassingly, I only needed it for a Tool Tip.

Thank you.

Tom Vincent, Hoboken, NJ
May 06, 2011 7:30pm

Fantastic! Was in a bind with this one when I found it. Many thanks

Hudi, NY
December 10, 2014 8:45am

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